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craft interests: fashion, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 12/10/2010

recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway: "Patternmaking Made Easy," Third Edition by Connie Crawford

I make mostly separates. I wear a wide variety of colors, and I like to mix up my tops and bottoms. Skirts are very satisfying to make because they usually go together quickly and are fun to wear. I like making things from knits and from stretchy wovens, but I'm pushing myself to trying more challenging or unusual fabrics. My next big challenge is mixing some boldly patterned African prints into some sort of cohesive outfit.

Re: The Kilim Carpet Coat : Adding the Collar and Sleeves

The coat is great. The only other idea I would have for the seams would be to first cut off the seam allowances, and then butt the edges of the pieces to be seamed. You would then need to add a strip of a sturdy but not very bulky or thick fabric to both sides of the butted seam to hold the edges together (maybe a soft leather? or more of that boiled wool?) You would probably need to do the same on the wrong side of the garment also.

Re: Enter to Win a One-Year Subscription to Threads!

I've been a Threads magazine reader and subscriber since nearly the first issue. I have all but about 10 of the early issues. I would love to be given another full year of the magazaine!

Re: Using Buttons as Embellishment

This is just 25 pounds of wonderfulness. Your over-the-top designs make me smile. I love the great care and talent you bring to every garment, and I appreciate what I can learn from it all.

Re: How to Sew a Bias Top

I recall reading there were some issues with the pattern as originally published. Does this online version contain any clarifications or corrections?

Re: Sewing with creative materials

That is so wonderfully bizarre. Truly creative people like Kenneth cannot keep such ideas from bubbling up from the brain. One day, exquisitely beautiful haute couture, the next day, clown hair.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: "Quick Stuff to Sew"

It's always fun to get new inspiration for sewing projects, especially quick ones.